Of course, the “random guy” probably hadn’t read any more of your writing than the piece he was commenting on. In that case, his comment can’t be taken as expressing any kind of opinion/judgment on your actual writing. More likely, he was just asserting a dogmatic/ideological position he’d laboriously arrived at—possibly as a justification for not entering contests.

Writer of (mainly short) fiction, criticism/discussion and other stuff; I discovered in my late 50s that I’m aphantasic https://www.artkavanagh.ie

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